Your daily (Mon-Fri) roundup of links from around the blogosphere, typically Trail Blazers related.
The Raymond Felton debate rages on.
During the past 6 games, the University of North Carolina point guard product has looked like the player Blazers fans imagined they’d be seeing all season when Denver shipped him over.
While this may have been encouraging several weeks ago, most fans want a glimpse Jonny Flynn and Nolan Smith to determine what the future yields at the point guard position — especially during March Madness when youth and potential are trigger-words thrown around loosely.
- Alexis Harper wrote PRS’ recap to last night’s 90-87 victory over the Golden State Nuggets.
- Sean Highkin’s Around the League recap for the Daily Dime on ESPN (under Box 9).
- The Oregonian’s Mike Tokito thinks LaMarcus Aldridge and Raymond Felton silenced the critics, at least for a night. Aldridge was clutch late, and Felton continues to surge under coach Canales. Felton in particular, after facing scrutiny throughout the season, has rediscovered his shooting touch.
Felton entered the game shooting 25.5 percent from three-point range and 38.8 percent overall, but even after a 2-for-11 effort against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, Felton said he considers himself a good shooter who plays on a team where he does not have to score as much as he can.
“I just continued to build confidence and I just continued to take them,” Felton said. “Guys were finding me and telling me to shoot it.”
- But is a resurgent Felton what Portland needs moving forward? Jason Quick at the Oregonian doesn’t think so.
That’s why every game Smith and Flynn sit, the more the Blazers are missing an opportunity to make an informed decision about their point guard future.
- The Portland Tribune’s Kerry Eggers, pours on the Felton love.
- Tim Duncan is old. And now, offically, he’s missing games due to his age.
Thoughts, ideas and challenges to 1-on-1 games, are happily accepted in the comments section.